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Bellwether Fall 2017

Featured Articles

At the New Penn Vet Cancer Center, Collaboration is the Key to Progress

Vets join scientists across the University to advance research and treatment

Immunotherapy Arms Canines to Fight Cancer

When Kasey bounded on the bed, her owner Dave Sabey knew something was wrong. The precocious, playful two-year-old pup, who performed this routine every night with great joy, jumped around nervously, heart racing. Assuming a torn ligament, Sabey brought her to their veterinarian, who took a radiograph of the Labrador’s rear left leg. It revealed a lesion on Kasey’s left distal tibia consistent with a diagnosis of osteosarcoma, the most common bone tumor found in dogs. This vet visit began a journey that ended at Penn Vet

Sugar Rub Aims to Save Cat Lives

In 2013, Jeanette Cereske found a lump on her cat Sugar’s chest, and a few days later a biopsy confirmed Cereske’s worst fear. The tumor was malignant; Sugar had breast cancer. The 11-year-old tabby underwent a mastectomy, lumpectomy, and chemotherapy, surviving for 16 months after her diagnosis. During that time and in the years since, Cereske transformed her personal loss into an effort to turn the tides on feline mammary carcinoma through awareness and research.